Jeffrey Mincey explains why there’s never been a Year of Linux until now.
So, why is 2017 different?
In a word, Chromebooks. These are cheap notebook PCs which use Linux but cover up most of it in the Chrome wrapper– and they’re selling in ever greater numbers. Most of the new models also run Android applications which are familiar to the nearly 2-billion Android smartphone and tablet users. Even better, some of these Linux distros, cheap Chromebooks, and even notebooks that ship with a version of Linux, also have touchscreens, sadly missing from macOS as Apple has doubled down on its absence.
Chromebooks and Android smartphones are Linux.